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of president obama to rod blagojevich reporting to present its been a busy year in chicago news, a look back at the many big stories of 2012. and some of the new laws that go into effect when the clock strikes midnight. if you are watching us its new year's eve a look at how the rest of chicago is ringing in the new year. >> they know how to do new year's eve fireworks in hong kong a fantastic display as they bring in 2013 in the far east. the skyline lighting up certainly one of the biggest plays seen all around the world tonight. the countdown followed by a spectacular fireworks show. the celebration in dubai. fireworks shooting up 2,717 ft., that is 1,000 ft. taller than the willis tower. you were looking at it pitcher from times square in new york city where it in less than two hours the ball will dropa photograph from times square in new york city, the doors opened not too long ago at navy pier people are celebrating in a lot of different ways early on so from party favors two-party cure-alls and penny faris here's a glimpse at how chicago at navy pier 7:00 p.m., not midnight may for
initially it has everything to do with housing the heads of the homeless in chicago this is key to this city of chicago for a number of reasons,, getting a goodback in 2011, 6600 homeless people were tallied in the city of chicago. the volunteers filled this west side warning center ready to count heads of the homeless in chicago especially when temperatures dipped like they have in recent days on a night like tonight you don't need a temperature gauge to tell you it's cold outside everywhere you look signs of just how frozen the city feels in almost two years people dressed for the deep freeze this couple from l.a. wisely prepared for the worst. this is a chicago we are fortunate we don't have earthquakes, we don't have floods we don't have tornadoes i will take this a few days of winter any time. this he says is far from the worst he has seen. the worst was probably january of '82 where two weekends in a row it went down to 28 lowe, 31 below into the wind chill was more than biting.below 31 below and the wind chill was more than biting. post men and women are working through it. at night c
with chicago police superintendent gary mccarthy this afternoon and he says he is not alarmed by the numbers over the last couple of days he says the long-term trend that he is more concerned about when it comes to the homicide rate. with 506 homicides in 2012 chicago ranks no. 2 in the country there mccarthy says that his department is making progress. >> we have the right strategy in place and we have momentum going into 2013. but president of the fraternal order of police sees it differently he doesn't believe there are enough officers on the street to effectively combat the crime. in the first homicide of 2013, 20 rolled octavia was shot and killed after working an overnight shift at a downtown hotel on new year's day his family now grieving are hoping that police can stop the violence. well the lot on guns may be out of mccarthy's control he says taking illegal guns off of the street is in his control and his officers are working tirelessly to do just that, in 2012 the chicago police department confiscated roughly 11,000 illegal guns off the street, more than any other police departme
in chicago. not the winter we are used to in chicago, temperatures at 50 today, snowplows now chicago has broken the record for the longest time without an inch of snow. >> even that doesn't look particularly promising, what is surprising about this is the only have 45 days before we will have completed one full year since the last measurable snow so hopefully we will see at least 1 in. in that time but that's absolutely correct 320 days that breaks the record which has been hailed since 1940. the next measurable snow let's hope, sunday we will keep an eye on it. chicago police are issuing what they call a business alert warning cabdriver's of a small group of armed women who are robin drivers, they are headed for the south side... >> a group of girls working together to rob cabdrivers chicago police are asking all cabdriver's throughout the city to be on the lookout there were two incidents to tell you about, both are in chicagos second police district, the wentworth district the young women picked up the calves downtown where they arrive to their destination when of the girls police s
on the fiscal cliff bill is under way. a vote is expected to follow shortly. at 8:00 chicago tied house republicans and democrats started arguing the senate bill that passed early this morning. it's a very important step in our quest to ensure that there is that degree of certainty. this bill ensures that the american people will not have the largest tax increase in the history of our country tomorrow. we have to make sure that the most vulnerable americans do not pay for the rich getting richer. the house will vote on the deal as is there will not be an amendment an idea previously toss around it extends unemployment benefits for 2 million americans but it puts off tackling $24 billion in spending cuts for two months when a new congress will be in place dick durbin praised president obama for making the deal happen. >> he was successful in the senate i hope he will be in the house as well. the senate bill is expected to take place in about an hour or so thanks very much on this first day of the new year three homicides in chicago the latest late this afternoon in the gage park neighb
birthday shot and killed in chicagos bridgeport the bruntneighborhood early this morning. the shooting was caught on a security camera >> this man who did not want to give his name says he cannot believe a night out celebrating his friend's birthday could and so tragically. the city's first double homicide of 2013 happened just after 4 saturday morning. security cameras called the brutal slaying on tape... a man wearing a mask runs up to the victim... and opens fire >> this man saw the gunman runoff >> i grabbed his girl and ducked for cover >> a third man was shot in the arm >> grieving relatives at the scene... >> we came out here to get something c e and celebrate his birthdato eat >> relatives and friends are trying to understand how this could happen >> chicago police have no one in custody >> police want to find a man who attacked a woman taking roche treesgrow treeceries out of her car and then stole her vehicle >> police are asking for the public's help with finding the suspect >> it happened at about 1230 this afternoon. a bowman had been carjacked and stabbed twice
pressed on his goal simply to reach the top. chicago doctors and physical therapy teams were present to over the past 12 months they know better than anyone the struggle both mental and physical what he has has to wonder. if you work really really hard and when you want to quit these guys do not let you that's when you make the kind of recovery that he did. we really train them as hard as we can. 53 year-old mark kirk is expected to continue even for years but it may ebb and flow from time to time his doctors say that he can handle it and as for getting around this enormous building behind me he will likely use a wheelchair while he continues to work on his walking. it's being called the do nothing congress and now another group of lawmakers will take over. under the leadership of john boener, nancy pelosi, harry reid and mitch mcconnell the do nothing congress will go down in history as one of the least productive compared to 383 build passed during previous sessions of congress and 460 bills during the congress before that many political analysts say the 112 congress will be foreve
different topics for you guys, including the out of control gun violence in chicago. the woman we're about to show you has four different kids killed by gun violence in chicago alone. >> what did i do wrong? you know? i was there for them. i made sure that they had--we didn't have everything that we wanted but we had what we needed. >> cenk: and her last son died this weekend. it's tragic. we're going to talk to two different people about that, including an african-american republican running for jesse jackson's old seat:. israeli elections happened, surprising results. we'll bring you the israeli council general on here to talk about what that means for this country. >> the former tv news anchor who called attention to the high cost of living a social injustice. >> it's very clear, they were saying let's go to the center. >> cenk: all right we'll see if that means that we're going an iran or not. and obama versus fox news, tonight on "the young turks." it's go time. >> cenk: you know, one of the large issues in this campaign was immigration reform, right? well, the republicans were agains
on the net.wgn's judy wang has our top story from west rogers park. chicago police are awaiting autopsy results to confirm whether it was carbon monoxide poisoning. two women died. all of them members of the same family. relatives say firefighters checked things out and they had detectors in the building. firefighters went to the apartment building. one of the women who died was his mother. >> we are going through very tough and rough time right now. she was an honor student. she was an amazing friends. we had our ups and downs. she was pronounced dead about an hour later. the 18 year-old passed away their last night. firefighters found no indication of a carbon monoxide leak in the building. they returned five hours later after a 74 year-old woman found on responsive. they got a positive reading near a boiler in the basement. detectors did not go off and firefighters checked them. they appear to be working. >> almost 20 years. in a long time. the children range in age from 5-12. family members say they will likely be released this afternoon. the family says the kids will likely sta
standoff's politicians and supporters alike all had to washington on the second inauguration of chicago's president barack obama. the private swearing-in happened on sunday the public ceremony happened on monday its the first for many chicagoans even though it's a second time for the obama's. they are making the trek students performers supporters all heading to washington d.c. to witness history. they know the drill they have been through it many times before but never in front of a president. it's exciting. you get scared to meet the president. 54 young people representing the south shore drill team in the presidential inaugural parade and it almost didn't happen $25,000 trip people all over this city heard the story, $5 per year, $10 bear and generous donations for corporations and philanthropists. i don't even know how to explain it. the rich central high school band will not be performing in the parade but they're on their way to d.c. to witness the inauguration and compete in the presidential inaugural heritage music festival in baltimore. this is like history coming to life bein
say if you need to go out watched for signs of hypothermia. a death of a north chicago man while on police custody has been ruled a homicide. 45-year-old darrin hanna died in november, 2011. demonstrators marched in suburban north chicago today. remembering a man who died a week after a physical struggle with police in november of last year. the demonstrators were demanding justice for the death of 45-year old darrin hanna. authorities said earlier this year that seven police officerrs "acted reasonably and appropriately" to subdue hanna. who they said was combative when they went to his home after reports he was beating a pregnant woman. a lake county coroner's report ruled hanna died of several factors. which included his on- going health problems as well as taser shocks from police. his family filed a wrongful death suit against the city of north chicago and some of the police officers. president obama's second term is well underway but he still has a few inaugural-related events today. this morning, the president and first lady michelle obama attended the post-inaugural pray
, thanks. >>> there are fewer places in this country with tougher gun laws than the city of chicago. there are no gun stores in the city, and yet nowhere in this country is the problem of gun violence more dramatic than in the president's hometown. there were a staggering 506 murders in chicago last year. most of them due to gun violence. this year is off to an awful start. 42 murders already, behind every one of those stats is a human tragedy, including the shooting death yesterday of a teenage girl. our report tonight from nbc's john yang. >> reporter: today family and friends mourned 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, killed yesterday in a quiet south side neighborhood less than a mile from president obama's chicago home. just last week, she was in washington for the inauguration as a member of her high school drill team. >> hurts to know that another good one is gone. >> she was shot once in the back as she huddled with a group of teens under a canopy, escaping the rain. >> she was with her crowd, the kids doing the right things, the kids with promising futures, trying to become some
. authorities are exhuming the body of a chicago man who was poisoned after winning the lottery. chicago area investigators believe that he died from cyanide poisoning. in july, he won $425,000 in the lottery. authorities hope a forensic autopsy will determine that poison got into his system. if he swallowed. inhaled or was injected with it. the medical examer is expected to -- examiner is expected to release finding later today. >>> notre dame linebacker manti te'o is facing some tough questions. late-year he receive -- last year he received national sympathy after he said his girlfriend died of leukemia. earlier this week the sports blog deadspin revealed that te'o's girlfriend actually never existed. he had an online relationship with a woman he believed to be real but it turns out he had a fake relationship with a -- a relationship with a fake online toyota. dead spinodes a -- identity. dead spin says a friend of te'o's is behind the stunt. te'o said that he was cupped into the fake -- dupes into the fake relationship and he was humiliates and some are wondering if he had a role in the ho
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gingrich about that. and we'll take you to chicago where gun laws are tight, but the number of gun crimes, extraordinarily high. >>> when vice president biden suggest said some of his recommendations to president obama might include the president issues executive orders, a firestorm erupted. president obama, critics said, was overstepping his authority. the drudge report read the headline, white house threatens executive orders on guns. and look at the pictures. they show pictures of josef stalin and adolf hitler. lindsey graham weighed in as well. tweeting today, quote, gun control by executive order could be a power grab that won't go down well with congress or the american people. just the other day, former house speaker and former gop candidate, newt gingrich told fox's greta van susteren that congress should act to block any executive order. the correct approach by congress is to cut off money and say no money shall be spent to do this. since his presidential run, speaker gingrich has launched a new website, gingrichproductions.com. i spoke to him just a few moments ago. mr. speaker,
speaker gingrich about that. we will also take you to chicago where gun laws are tight, but the gun crimes are extraordinarily high. [ alarm clock ringing ] [ female announcer ] if you have rheumatoid arthritis, can you start the day the way you want? can orencia help? [ woman ] i wanted to get up when i was ready, not my joints. [ female announcer ] could your "i want" become "i can"? talk to your doctor. orencia reduces many ra symptoms like pain, morning stiffness and progression of joint damage. it's helped new ra patients and those not helped enough by other treatments. do not take orencia with another biologic medicine for ra due to an increased risk of serious infection. serious side effects can occur including fatal infections. cases of lymphoma and lung cancer have been reported. tell your doctor if you are prone to or have any infection like an open sore or the flu or a history of copd, a chronic lung disease. orencia may worsen your copd. here's information you need to know. orencia is available in two forms, infusion and also self-injection. talk to your doctor to see if orenci
: chicago mayor rahm emanuel took office in 2011 he penalled to make the city streets safer. the numbers are in and the situation is grim. even the "new york times" is picking up the story. are the policies failing? we'll analyze them next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> eric: a great morning this morning. mark your calendar, january 3, 2013. this is the day that the "new york times" finally came around to a story we have been talking about for a long time. many months. on the cover above the fold, young black man in chicago holding a sign that says, "don't shoot." if you read the article, great article. great piece. i talks about the violence, the gun violence that is going on in the city of chicago. so we want to talk about it a little bit. chicago happens to be one of the most rigid strident gun control cities in the country. 506 murders last year. gun violence is up by 17%. the guns are brought in from states allowed to be sold. >> bob: but leaving that aside, keep in mind, tragic as this is, a vast percentage is a drug war in the south part of chicago. that is why it's happening. >> i'll disput
where a fire drill seems to be a lesson from years gone by. two fatal shootings in chicago this afternoon.. one involving a 15-year old girl who had just left king college prep school. her name: hadiya pendleton a sophomore at king who went with friends after class to a park on 45th and oakenwald avenue. she was shot in the back about three blocks away from the school. a 16-year old boy was wounded in the shooting. an armed man ran toward the group of people she was with and opened fire before running away. earlier, around noon, a shooting at 75th and champlain took the life of devin common. his mother telling reporters he's her second son to die by gun violence in chicago. two other men with him were shot and wounded. chicago police superintendent garry mccarthy reflected on today's shootings saying this: i am not pleased with this. the fact is we've will continue to refine our strategies and i need to draw a distinction between strategy and the structure of the department which is the method of delivery of the strategy which is what everyone has been talking about we will
shotguns. it's just a few miles from chicago, and since 2008 more than 1300 guns that were confiscated came from this one shop. there is not a single gunshot or gun range inside of the city limits of chicago. but shops like chuck's gun shop can sell guns without restriction, so chicago continues to struggle with a wave of violence filed by these outside guns flooding into the city. 6,000 guns came into chicago just from suburban illinois in the last five years. more have some from neighboring indiana, and thousands more have come there mississippi, which has some of the loosest gun laws in the nation. of the 20,000 guns confiscated in chicago in the last decades one in ten game from mississippi. so how successful can the local laws be in the absence of a national strategy. >> obama: i wanted to first start off by expressing my concern and sympathy to congressman rush for the recent tragedy where his son got shot. our prayers are with him, and i'm hoping that everything turns out for the best there. >> jennifer: and tragically congressman rush's son died. he was j
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. this milder air overspread chicago but that cold air comes settling down into the midwest about this time next week and it promises to be very cold. here's another look and where it's happening at the moment, south suburbs, southern cook down into parts of will county so if you are driving there may be some slick spots on the roads. take it easy. now the forecast. cloudy skies, lies, freezing drizzle possible. for tomorrow, morning clouds to start the day, but we'll see plenty of sun by the afternoon. winds kicking up a little, 10 to 18. high temperature around 30 degrees give or take a temperature or two. on monday, most areas will crack 40. that's about five to 10 degrees above normal for many of us. south-southwest winds about 15 to 23 miles an hour gusting occasionally 35 miles an hour. along with warmer temperatures is going to come what appears to be rain towards the end of the week. we'll talk about that and the possibility it may change over to snow later in the weekend. >> ail -- all that moisture, but it's supposed to get up into the 4
. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut where the mother of 6-year-old victim noah pozner wants a balanced approach on guns. >> people who want to own firearms responsibly have nothing to fear. they should welcome it. because that way guns won't be given a bad name. they'll -- they may have a place in society. but they have a place in the right hands, not in the wrong hands. >> thank you. >> reporter: after mr. obama spoke, there were other voices. in las vegas. >> i think as citizens we should be very
...a problem for drivers. reports of crashes..as precipitation hit the pavement..freezing on contact. chicago's streets and sanitation department.. and idot deploying hundreds of trucks to salt streets and expressways. rough, slick dangerous...make sure car starts up right. another concern: tree limbs and power lines falling under the weight of accumulating ice. com ed dealing with an increase in outages... mostly in the north suburbs. (double check numbers at 8p) chicagoans dealing with a bizarre january day.. and, taking it all in caution- altered stride. it's pretty dangerous, so be careful out there. the weather also creating some problems at the airport... 45 minute delays on average. >> the freezing rain came on fast for most during the 4:00 hour this afternoon. >> take a look... we had everything. the freezing rain has ended. parts of the area still getting some rain and thunderstorms. dew points were low. hazy at 1pm. temps below freezing. almost one-quarter inch of ice in places. more rain expected in the area on tuesday . snow on wednesday. >> tens of thousands of undocumented
dead. the truck driver was not injured in the crash. chicago police are investigating. the attack happened on the 1400 block of south park last night. someone approached a woman outside of her home and sexually assaulting her. the suspect took the women's keys and entered her home. demanding valuables from her husband. the suspect was armed. no rest has been made. taxicab drivers are on alert after a pair of robberies by groups of young women. the group of valley six womenhave at least six women. another woman demanded money with a knife. the women run away after a robbery. it was reported near 47 and can drive. the women are believed to be between 16-20 years old. if you're looking for ways to avoid traffic there is in the resources your disposal. have installed 15 traffic camass along veterans memorial and reagan memorial. you can access their images on the internet 24-7. for more information on these cameras check out our website. same-sex couples can now carry proof of their civil union in their wallet. cook county court made the announcement today. certificates are availab
injured and taken into custody a third is still on the run in chicago public school students cited with bringing a rebel bart and ammunition to high school police say the school leaders found the gun and bullets in his book bag yesterday afternoon the 13 year- old claimed that he found the weapon and am now cps send a letter home saying they are working together to review and modify the security plan to maximize the existing resources in identifying any means to ensure a safe educational environment for students senator dick durbin and mayor rahm emanuel searching for ways to reduce gun violence. julian crews has details on their crackdown strategy. i know there is a majority within illinois across illinois, the chicago mayor rahm emanuel says there is a groundswell of support and he is leading the push to ban assault weapons and high- capacity magazines with mandatory background checks at gun shows or wherever guns are sold and he is confident that these new efforts can withstand the sort of legal challenges that stymie his predecessor former mayor richard m. daley. i can do certa
and i use start and chicago bear gear will flow play for him in montreal he is pretty good at it. he is very aggressive he wants to move the ball he wants to move fast he wasn't a knee-jerk reaction type of cholera. everything was calculated. levy is not here anymore. i played when coach gibbs came into washington that's one thing i will say he tends to settle the players he walks into that meeting room and he says we are doing things differently we are changing the tone. it goes both ways matt actually called him a while ago he thinks it's a good choice by the bears and he has a lot of company in that regard most bears fans we spoke to today say they're willing to give the coach a fair shot others are either not so sure about him or the higher in general what you think about hiring a guy who's played coach in the canadian football league for the last four-six years. canadian football league? haiti has a pedigree in the nfl so we will see. i think it's better than anything we have had a long time i feel like he is strong in what he does in t. will bring those skills with him to chica
a new era for the chicago bears. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. returns to the nfl after coaching in the canadian league for the last few years. our top story. notre dame says football star manti te'o is humiliated after becoming the victim of a cruel internet hoax. school investigators say his girlfriend really didn't die because she never really existed. wgn's amy rutledge is live on the notre dame campus with details. >> we have learned that he is in florida training. the athletic director here says he will tell that side of the story. it is a story filled with a swiss insurance. the story began inan supposal girlfriend died of leukemia. the double was coupled with a fantastic football season focal magazine covers. that is when a web site to get closer look. discovering that his girlfriend never existed. released a statement saying this is incredibly embarrassing to talk about. he went on to say he was duped into the relationship. the university of rotterdam w
chicago are mending intimidation politics. asking several mutual funds to blacklist and manufacturers who do not go along with a left-wing attack on the second amendment. his statement reading, just like the banks and pension funds, i believe that these mutual funds can exert an enormous amount of influence by taking a stand against the manufacturers that continued to refuse to support common sense reforms like required background checks and an assault weapons ban. the mayor had previously persuaded a chicago pension fund to divest from companies that make firearms and attempted to enlist bank of america in again control campaign. for more on today's debt control hearings on capitol hill let's go to fox news chief congressional correspondent. >> reporter: some six weeks after the need to a connecticut school shooting congress began to examine the issue of gun violence. the high-profile victim of a 2011 attack in tucson, ariz. made this appeal. >> it will be hard, but the time is now. you must act. be bold. be courageous. americans are counting on you. >> judiciary chairman pat leahy femor
of chicago. this year we had seized 450 firearms. new york city seized a total of 99. given the same time frame, a city that is three times the size of chicago, something is terribly wrong when our police officers are up by a street criminals. ped by street criminals. they're looking for any way to keep 2013 from matching last year's murder rate when over 500 people were killed. we might have a comprehensive gun package in the city of chicago but the fact is, the maximum penalty that you can receive is a six month sentence for violation of any one of those coats which is something that a criminal laughs at. 42 people beat the deadline buying to replace sandy jackson as seventh ward alderman. he hopes to name jackson's replacement by mid february. a credit downgrade for the state of illinois from aid to a minus. course y go malone talked a a a to a-. gov quinn knows that the credit rating takes another hit of homeownersthe treasury gave us a sneak peak on the news at 5. >> there are between 7-14 different governments you are paying too now here's the real problem there pension liability.
's a $20,000 reward for information tonight. anna, thank you very much. in chicago, mayor rahm emanuel has ordered a flood of cops into the city's most violent neighborhoods today. there have been seven shootings since last night, but it was the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl just a mile from president obama's chicago home that prompted this crackdown, and dean reynolds has more. >> hadiya pendleton was shot in the back on tuesday as she and some friends gathered at this park on the way home from high school. targeted, police said, by a gunman who likely thought they were rival gang members tress patting on his turf. damon stewart is i had dia's godfather and chicago policeman. >> one individual walks in, and somebody does a shooting. nothing you can do about it. >> reporter: but the plan announced today to shift 200 police officers from desk job to constitute duty is one initiative designed to saturate gang-infested neighborhoods with law enforcement. >> as we grieve for hadiya, we need to work together to protect our greatest resource-- the children of the city of chicago. >> repor
temperatures taking a nosedive tonight around the chicago area. let's get right to it. we are going from april back to january level temperatures in this sense we return to where we should debate. 27 degrees colder tonight than 24 hours ago. 7 blow at bismarck. look how the temperatures have changed from 24 hours ago. aurora is 40 degrees colder. these are current temperatures factor in the wind in disgusting up to 30 mi. per hour with snow at this point we are already down to single-digit wind chills around the area. the thermometer will read in the teens during the day tomorrow look at what the wind chills will be doing tomorrow morning. we could have the coldest night of the winter and of the last two years. we will show you some big totals later up north of us. more than five years behind bars but tonight former gov. george ryan will sleep in his own bed at his own home tonight not as a halfwayat a halfway house as expected. at almost 79 years of age former gov. george ryan left federal prison looking a bit thinner now looking to a day older than when he surrendered back in nove
, for example, nbc's kevin tibbles out in the cold tonight in chicago. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: hey, why not? well, it will take a couple more frigid days to freeze the chicago river, but tonight temperatures here in chicago, new york and elsewhere are colder than they are in juneau, alaska. [ sirens ] at one point, some 200 chicago firefighters battled a massive extra alarm warehouse fire in temperatures hovering just above zero. pouring on the water throughout the day, struggling with frozen hydrants and icy ladders. >> the stress on us, i mean, we're firefighters and we're used to dealing with the cold. >> reporter: an eerie scene of the smoldering ruins encased in ice. after a mild start to the winter in many places, this bitter cold has taken much of the nation by surprise. the coldest place in the u.s. today, a previous winner, international falls, minnesota at minus 20. but low temps gripped cities across the map. and for those working outside, time for precautions. as frostbite can set in after just ten minutes of exposure. servicing aircraft at rhode island's tf green airpo
in gup violence? tonight we look at chicago, with strict fun laws on the books already. rampant bloodshed. co brown. >> people do it -- >> in a weekend where 14-year-old ray was the youngest of three people gunned down in chicago, reverend jesseiacson called on the federal government to help. >> we need homeland security, not just police. >> no city has more mups than chicago. >> we count back-to-back nights shoot-out that parolees in possession of the type of magazines. where they had more bullets in their guns than the officers. >> chicago mayor was in a. to urging a comprehensive gun control bill. including background checks of sales, limiting high capacity magazine clip and banning assault clips. >> we see in chicago more guns than any other city. more that l.a. or new york. this is not an esoteric discussion about assault weapons. it happens all the time in city of chicago. we have pull them off all time. >> of the 7400 gups off chicago's streets last year, 300 or 4% were assault weapons. some in illinois want less focus on weapons. more on potential shooters. >> the overreaching bro
, kansas and chicago. booktv documented the kenya trip with the author. next, david maraniss sits down with booktv to discuss his book. we show you extensive video from his trips throughout the program. this portion of the program is about an hour and a half. >> author david maraniss has been researching and writing his tenth book, "barack obama: the story." for this project "the washington post" associate editor and pulitzer prize winner traveled across the world to kansas, indonesia, kenya, hawaii, new york and chicago. david maraniss spoke with relatives of president obama in kenya and discovered the president's african ancestral history. he toured the houses where young barack obama lived in indonesia and found the kansas family homes and sites where his mother's family began. and for the next few hours, david maraniss joins booktv to discuss his latest book "barack obama: the story." and then to take your calls, e-mails and tweets. >> host: david maraniss, you write in "barack obama: the story" that no life could have been or more the product of randomness than that of barack obam
, of course, there's the city of chicago. more people killed there last year than american troops killed in afghanistan. more than 40 gun murders so far just this year, and today they announced a new strategy. income tax nbc's kevin tibbles starts us off from there tonight. good evening. >> brian, 2013 is barely a month old and already 42 murders in the city of chicago. the latest has galvanized this city into taking action. >> no one gets a pass. >> reporter: today, chicago city officials went on the offensive. taking aim at gun violence by calling for background checks on gun buyers. >> loss of any child, in any community, in this city, is a loss to the entire city. >> reporter: moving 200 more officers from behind their desks to the streets. >> if i have to put a policeman here, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365, we're going to make a point that this territory belongs to the community. >> i'm hadiya, year 2015. >> reporter: the victims have names and families. 15-year-old honor student, hadiya pendelton, has become the latest face of violence in this city. in sixth grade, she took p
with a simple point? and jim ramsey says we could see a few snowflakes this weekend. to chicago police officers charged into a burning apartment building and helped save several residents. they were on patrol in the west would run neighborhood when i noticed flames inside the building they raced into it kicked the door is bent on windows they also help the elderly woman who had trouble walking firefighters rushed to the scene and they were able to put out the fire. >> i was so surprised. >> the flames were contained into a single unit the people who live there were not home at the time and no one was seriously hurt. i thought someone died or there was a fire. it was really scary. residents wicking up to ambulances and fire trucks. the carbon monoxide levels reached a dangerous proportions at the old orchard residences on the 10,000 block of old orchard court a malfunctioning furnace systems for the apartment complex created all the trouble. the hot water system was literally able to permeate 38 units. carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless and if you are sleeping the only thing that will
drinks will chicago and break the wall? it's our top stories you around country tonight. we are live with what the aldermen has in mind. we still have our coffee and a lot of energy drink choices i am not a scientist but this is a drink that i just picked up has less than that but this conversation comes as some powerful lawmakers are taking a closer look at our beverage choices. it is a question that has a lot of people talking downtown tonight and that's what the all the men behind the energy drink ideas says he is looking for open dialogue he has seen the studies in state don't look good for the people who drink this stuff. these energy drinks if they're consumed in large amounts especially by kids they have serious health implications i think it seems extreme. no doubt about it we have heard that all the time that it is big brother- ish. we all know how that story and is still energy drinks high levels of sugar chemicals caffeine unhealthy certainly but very likely a much tighter squeeze past the city council not to mention public i wouldn't get rid of energy drinks maybe make t
. they brought along with them some young people from around chicago. that is a recurring theme. i want to bring young people want to have them participate in democracy. they are very much taken. >> figure from chicago wanted to show these young people what politics is all about. what chicagoans are all about. frankly what is possible for young man from chicago. there were absolutely blown away by that. as well they enjoyed beyonce. it wanted me to pass that along as well. we will continue our coverage along pennsylvania haveave. i received an e-mail from one of the south shore drill team members. one of the groups that we did a story on the earlier in the week. they were about $17,000 short of their goal of being able to make it. a businessman step forward and wrote the to check for 10,000. they receive a check for walgreen's and also from someone else to step up. we will have continuing coverage of the inauguration of barack obama. including the transition [music] [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up.
is possible we speak with the congresswoman live about where the state for so many chicagoans. chicago's stereo's if wgn news at 9. it is a very big loss for the family. my mom and my niece also permitted them what they thought they did everything right but they're working carbon monoxide dexter detector never went in to the danger took one grandmother and granddaughters life. good evening ninth micah. i'm mike. we will go with tom negovan with that story. . >> exactly. the family is still dealing with their grief right now as friends and relatives are gathering at their home about half a block behind me. they've been asking for the space and we have been trying to be sensitive with that. reminding us of the danger of carbon monoxide . >> they are gathering to mourn two members of a close-knit north side family taken by the odorless gas known as the silent killer. relatives today say a lot explains this, and 18 year- old and a 77 year-old grandmother autopsies confirmed were victims of long-term exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide. both will be laid to rest tomorrow. friends of t
research including trips to kenya and in asia hawaii in chicago. booktv documented the kenya trip with the author. next david maraniss set down with booktv to discuss his book. we will show the extensive video from his trips throughout the program. this program is about an hour and a half. author david maraniss researching and writing his tenth book "barack obama: the story." for this project at the turn pulitzer prize winner traveled across the world to kansas in tunisia kenya hawaii new york and chicago. david maraniss spoke with relatives of president of president obama in kenya and discover the president african ancestral history. he toured toured the houses were young barack obama lived in indonesia and found the kansas family home where his mother's family began. and for the next few hours david maraniss joint booktv joined booktv to discuss his latest book "barack obama: the story." we will take your calls e-mails andta tweets. >> host: david maraniss you write in "barack obama: theth story" that no life could've been more the product ofs randomness than that of baracks oba
know you'll stay on this story. >>> and last night, we told you about a young woman in chicago. her death moved to the center of the debate about gun violence in america. hadiya pendleton, 15 years old, a majorette in her high school band, gunned down in chicago, days after taking part in the inauguration festivities. well today, a new image of the young woman emerged. and a mayor says she's taking action. abc's alex perez was there. >> reporter: it's been more than a decade since chicago has had a january this bloody. 42 murders so far this month, including 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, that standout student who performed at the president's inauguration festivities. today, we learned she made this anti-gang video when she was just in sixth grade. >> say no to gangs and yes to a great future. >> reporter: but hadiya's own future, cut short, when she was caught in gang cross fire tuesday. this city's mayor, rahm emanuel, announcing today 200 chicago police officers from the city's stretched thin force, will move from behind the desk to the streets to target high crime areas. >> we ne
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